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Update from former STAR students: Where are they now?

 

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Submitted by Reeder Burch

As the Optimist Club of Jasper prepares for the 2015 STAR Banquet, the club is reaching out to former STAR students and STAR Student finalist to see what they are doing since graduated from Pickens High School. The club has heard from some STAR students that were part of the Optimist program and some STAR students prior to the Optimist sponsorship. Below are the responses that the Optimist Club has received.

See which former STAR Students are featured by picking up a print or online edition

 

 

Touring Royston, one of area’s largest manufacturers

Royston supplies many products you see everyday


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 A slideshow of work at Royston's Jasper facility.

 

By Ralph O. Dennis

Contributing writer

      Hundreds of drivers  pass the Royston sign and entrance tunnel on Highway 53 between Tate and Jasper every day. 

Many wonder what is on the other side of the tunnel. The answer is Royston, LLC (originally Pickroy). 

Another brick in the wall for Ball Ground

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The conceptual design plan of how the sign will eventually look.

 

 

By Larry Cavender

Progress Contributor

What exactly is it? That’s what area residents have been asking about the brick wall standing at the corner of the Canton Highway/Old Highway 5 and Gilmer Ferry Road intersection in Ball Ground.

It is, simply, a brick wall. The brick masonry has been completed, but according to John Byrd of the Ball Ground City Council, it will be much more than just a wall in the coming months.

Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall County murder-for-hire conviction

Other murder cases also ruled upon by state supreme court

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Monday, February 2, 2015

 

Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .

 

ROSS V. THE STATE (S14A1278)

            The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence with no chance of parole given to Lynitra McKale Ross for her role in the murder-for-hire plot that resulted in the 2010 shooting death of Richard Schoeck.

In this high-profile Hall County case, the high court has ruled that the evidence was sufficient to find Ross guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of Schoeck’s murder, and it has rejected her argument that cell phone records tying her to the crime should have been suppressed at trial.

Ga. Supreme Court prepares for Braves stadium case

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Cobb County residents appealing a ruling authorizing up to $397 million in bonds for new Braves baseball stadium.

SUMMARY OF CASE DUE FOR ORAL ARGUMENT** Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 2:00 P.M. Session

SAVAGE V. STATE OF GEORGIA ET AL. (S15A0277), PELLEGRINO V. STATE OF GEORGIA ET AL. (S15A0278), HOBGOOD V. STATE OF GEORGIA ET AL. (S15A0279)

            In this high-profile case, three Cobb County residents are appealing a superior court judge’s ruling authorizing up to $397 million in bonds to build a new Braves baseball stadium.

            FACTS: In 2013, representatives of Cobb County, the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority, and the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. began discussing plans to build a 41,500-seat stadium for the Braves. On May 27, 2014, the Cobb County Board of